EVANGELIZATION WITHIN FAMILIES
``Parents are the primary evangelizers as well as the primary catechists and educators of their children.
Parent volunteers must meet the guidelines in the Safe Environment Policy, including the Protecting God’s Children Workshop.
PARENT VOLUNTEER COMMITTEE
PARENT LEADERSHIP TEAM
PARENT LIGHTHOUSE TEAM
Parent Lighthouse Team is made up of parents from our school, the Principal and teacher representatives. The purpose of the Lighthouse Team is to promote The Leader in Me model inside the school so that it stays strong and vibrant year after year. They are the champions of the process. They are called the Lighthouse Team because they coordinate the school-wide work needed to achieve and maintain Lighthouse status.
Leadership: Sally Dombrowski-Bergsman and Susie Heineman
This team of dedicated parents are already hard at work brainstorming ideas on how they can help promote and enhance the Leader In Me model within OLGC and at home. We look forward to implementing many new ideas that will offer students a life-changing encounter with Jesus and equip leaders to transform the culture!
We encourage parents to become involved and help us give our children the best school experience they can have!
If interested in volunteering, fill out the Volunteer Form that can be found on the Community/Parents tab on our website. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions
STRATEGIC PLANNING TEAM
In 2017, Archbishop Vigneron challenged all Catholic schools to engage in a serious self-assessment and develop a plan to maximize our potential and unleash the Gospel in our school. Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish School joyfully accepted this challenge, worked collaboratively and diligently, and developed a strategic plan that we are proud to share with the AOD and all of our stakeholders. This plan may be viewed on our school website. The team is comprised of pastor, administration, counselor, teaching staff, OLGC parents, Alumnus, and varying members outside our parish community. The Strategic Planning Team will continue to meet biannually to review progress on the Strategic Plan and makes changes as needed.
SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TEAM
The School Improvement Team consists of administration, counselor, teaching staff and at least one parent volunteer. The parent volunteer is asked to serve along with school staff members to help create data-based goals for continuing improvement for our school. For example, this may include curriculum changes, staff professional development, standardized testing needs etc. Parent members a vital addition to our team and help provide a full picture perspective when focusing on making improvements upon our school. This team meets at least seven times per year. Parents may also express interest in joining specific action teams to support our school by filling out an interest form at the start of the school year, available in the front office.
IS THERE MORE TO LIFE?
During the discussion, everyone is welcome to contribute their opinions and no question is considered hostile or too simple. Questions might include–Is there a God? Why am I here? Where did I come from? Where am I going?
Alpha is for everyone –no question is out of bounds and you are free to discuss as much or as little as you wish. We don’t assume any background knowledge or belief in Christianity and everyone is welcome.
RETREATS FOR PARENTS
OLGC Parish School is committed to offering a life-changing encounter with Jesus, and every year we want to bless our moms and dads with an incredible opportunity to encounter the Lord through a retreat experience.
Here is what past attendees had to say:
“I have never before been in the presence of Jesus for such a long time. This was an amazing experience.”
“The prayer ministers that came were a true blessing to me where I am in my life right now.”
“This was a wonderful experience and so very needed for me at this time.”
There were many grace-filled moments during the dads' retreat. The theme of he retreat was Defending Your Faith and Family. The weekend focused on their identity as God's sons and how that is the foundation to what it means to be a father. Our dads left the retreat with practical tools to take authority over their homes and families.
Here’s what one dad had to say about the retreat:
“Those who presented made it very personal and real so it was easy to relate to what they were presenting, and it was easy to understand the message God was delivering. The length of the retreat was perfect! Having the opportunity to be in Adoration during some hours at night and for the start the day on Saturday was a powerful experience. I also liked the fact that I was among other men in very similar circumstances (OLGC dads) as we share, in some level, the same big desire: to better fulfill our mission of being the best dads God has created us to be for our children.”
D.A.A.D. (Dads Acting As Disciples)
DADS, WE'RE CALLING YOU ON.
1.) Provide a positive male role model for students, demonstrating that education and faith are important (teaching students to be leaders of faith and academics).
2.) Reflect on our identity as men of God and our role within our families.
Interested in joining? Contact Chris Squires at email@example.com
Fight the Good Fight
A resource page for families to build upon their faith at home.
Questions? Contact Suzanne Moser.